Rusty joints? Yogic grille not so sparkly? Motor put-putting? Or perhaps just practicing the same damn thang over and over again?
Now let’s get started.
- Spice it up. If you are a Bikram Babe, try something cooling like Yin Yoga. If you normally practice Iyengar, take a Vinyasa Flow class instead. Step out of the usual into the unusual and something magically delicious or scandalously awesome usually happens. Voila!
- Go to a new studio. I know, I know. I can hear the internal struggle…”But there will be people I don’t know there. (gasp! stranger danger!) And I don’t know where to park. (oh no! undoubtedly you will drive in circles until the end of time!) And…and…and…” SILENCE! Do it. It will be good for you. Don’t make me bind and gag your internally dialoguing mouth.
- Take a walk on the wild side and practice in the front of the room. You ok? You didn’t pass out after reading that, did you? If you usually practice in the back, get ballsy and try the front row for once. Contrarily-wise, if you’re a front row regular, take a backseat and get a new perspective.
- Get in touch with your bandhas and your breath. Read up, watch videos, take a workshop, do 40 days of pranayama. And you’ll blow the lid off your practice.
So, dawg…what are you waiting for?! If you need me, I have my yoga toolbox at the ready.
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